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Dental Office Sold: Differing Management of Care?

Many dental offices are being sold nationwide because more dentists are retiring. With these dental office sales, the ownership and their way of doing business may very well change. Corporate and retail entities are buying an increasing percentage of dental

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ADA’s New Radiation Recommendations: No More Lead Aprons

The American Dental Association just published new recommendations for taking x-rays. These recommendations include no longer using a lead apron to protect the abdominal and neck regions. This is surprising at first to consider. However, digital x-rays require less radiation

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Zyn, Velo, On!, and On! Plus: Aren’t These Safe?

This week, a young adult patient asked me about the product “Zyn” (image above from www.truthinitiative.org). He described this as an “artificial nicotine.” I actually was not aware of this specific product. So, I decided to do some research on

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We Are Closed for MLK Day, Jan 15, 2024

We have been monitoring weather conditions all weekend. When we went to bed last night, we were expecting to work today. When we awoke at 5am, we saw at least a dusting of snow from a wide area. As a

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Finding a Patient-Centered, Conservative Dentist

Recently, we had a patient visit us from another dental practice. She was told that her tooth required an extraction, to be taken out. I always listen to what patients have to say. At the same time, I perform an

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Do My Silver Fillings Need to Be Replaced?

It is not uncommon for patients to ask if their silver fillings need to be replaced. I certainly can understand the concern. Ever since silver fillings came into existence, there has been debate about them within the dental community. Yes,

Office Closed Thursday, February 2, 2023: Due to Icy Roads

Perhaps to no surprise, within the past hour, the Plano schools have cancelled all activities for tomorrow, Thursday, February 2, 2023. As we do, we follow the PISD.edu website for these closings and late starts, as they have more resources